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Regression to the Mean and Massage

Regression to the Mean and Massage

Or “I’m not as good as I think I am” As a massage therapist, you become aware that there are a multitude of different techniques, styles and modalities that are being taught.  There are proprietary names, three letter acronyms and jargon, jargon, jargon.  There is a growing awareness that the narratives espoused by most of these courses are just plain wrong and that those teaching the courses could be argued are deluded about how their manual therapy techniques are affecting…

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Abdominal Massage for Relaxation

Abdominal Massage for Relaxation

Many people who have regular massage have never been offered abdominal massage. Many would never consider having their stomach massaged as it is a personal space that we are not used to having touched. Many therapists shy away from offering/including abdominal massage as they may not have been trained, they may feel uncomfortable or simply because clients don’t ask for it. However, in a recent YouTube Video, Ian Harvey aka “The Massage Sloth” suggests that an effective abdominal massage can…

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